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Athletes voice thoughts on election via Twitter

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

A number of athletes and former athletes took to Twitter to encourage Americans to vote in Tuesday's presidential election. Here's what they had to say:

CC Sabathia @CC_Sabathia
#Obama2012 #FORWARD

Greg Jennings @GregJennings
It is a great day to #begreat and go vote! No matter where you live or what you believe let your voice be heard today!! #election2012

Shane Victorino @ShaneVictorino
AMERICA...VOTE! #Election2012

Bryce Harper @Bharper3407
"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!"-JFK Proud to be an American!#IVOTED

LeBron James @KingJames
Election day is here, get out and vote. #forward2012 Love this country!

Jimmy Rollins @JimmyRollins11
Final speeches are done and Election Day is upon us! Make sure you vote, it's your right!

Iman Shumpert @I_Am_Iman
Riding wit Taco so she can go vote! Did u vote already? Exercise ur right #Obama2012 #twoterms

Michael Strahan @michaelstrahan
Today is the day! Make sure you go out and VOTE!

Earvin Magic Johnson @Magic Johnson
The future belongs to young people & they're showing up to vote in huge numbers. Be a part of this & #VoteObama!

Nick Swisher @NickSwisher
#Vote No matter who you're voting for, make sure your voice is heard! I did!

Torii Hunter @toriihunter48
I just Voted. Get out and Vote twitter land

Braylon Edwards @OfficialBraylon
Well wishes to everyone! Hope you all voted. No matter who our president is, LETS all strive to make our nation better. We are 1!

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson
Make your voice heard on Election Day.

Jennie Finch @jfinch27
Headed to vote! So grateful for the many freedoms & rights we have here in America! So blessed! Praying for our country & this election!

Chris Paul @CP3
VOTE!!! #4MoreYears

Brandon Phillips @DatDudeBP
#BEPNews... ATTENTION: Make sure to "GO VOTE" today! Whatever u do, DON'T vote for this dude #ElectionDay2012 ????

Roddy White @roddywhiteTV
Everyone got vote today because your votes matters and will go along way in our country's success

Brandon League @BrandonLeague31
Go #vote

Robert Griffin III @RGIII
Our Soldiers fight for us all around the world for days like today. Go out and exercise your right to vote

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